The Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle

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Take a tour through Western Australian maritime history as you explore vessels salvaged from the sea at The Shipwreck Galleries. This museum is billed as the top maritime archaeology and shipwreck conservation museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See relics, such as cannons, hulls, and engines, from shipwrecks, dating back to the 17th century. Keep an eye out for the original Dutch vessel Batavia, which sank off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. Convicts built the museum in the 1850s, and today it sits in the heart of Fremantle's historic West End. Make The Shipwreck Galleries a centerpiece of your Fremantle vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Fremantle travel itinerary maker.
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  • Just passing and we dropped in, this was a truly interesting museum and there are so many wrecks off the coast of western Australia. It gave a very different perspective on the early years of WA  more »
  • Entry is by donation - LOTS of info, reading and amazing relics. Didn't realise how much history Australia had - right back to the 1600's  more »
  • All in all a good place to send a couple of hours looking around at the displays and a walk around the gift shop, it is free to enter or you can pop a gold coin in the box to help support the running ...  more »
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  • Great experience, shipwreck inside the building, very cool. wasnt expecting to be as entertained as I was.
  • A lot more interesting than expected, great venue to get a feel for the nautical history of WA and perfect to didn't an hour looking through the numerous displays.
  • amazing location for ancient ship parts and other marine equipment. It is free, unless you donate a few coins. It is close to everything in Fremantle. For, families with kids "try to be quite and smooth walking".
  • Great museum explaining 100 years of Dutch exploration of the Southland
  • Set your ISO to 400 and dive in for a treat very nice place:)!!